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NATO coalition mission fails in Afghanistan due to its military priorities

April 01, 2014, 11:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 01. /ITAR-TASS/. The NATO coalition mission has failed in Afghanistan, as the international forces gave priority only to military tasks, Secretary-General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Eurasian security bloc, Nikolai Bordyuzha, told ITAR-TASS.

Bordyuzha noted that nowadays expert community shared the opinion that the mission was abortive. “Not only CSTO experts, but also Afghanistan’s leadership, which had worked with international military contingent, leadership of the United States, NATO states to put it more exactly, have been talking about it for the last ten years. They see this situation, that is to say, from within. They stated unequivocally that the mission was abortive and goals which were set amid introduction of quite large Western military contingents in the country were not fulfilled,” the CSTO general secretary noted.

“The main reason is that the US and NATO had resolved only military tasks in military way,” moreover, “carelessly”, Bordyuzha said.

“Many countries assessed positively the decision to bring military contingents in the country and the opinion about their actions has changed in Afghanistan and the whole world,” the CSTO chief added. “Why? Because one cannot kill hundreds, even thousands of civilians. Journalists, children cannot be hit. Women cannot be killed, drones cannot shoot at weddings...This is an absolutely unselective tactics,” he noted.


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